Press Release
January 11, 2011

Stephen Humes, Leading Energy and Environmental Attorney, Joins Holland & Knight in New York City As Partner

New York City, NY - January 11, 2011 - Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Stephen Humes has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the firm's Public Policy and Regulation practice group. Mr. Humes is a leading energy, utility, and environmental lawyer with a special focus on climate change and renewable energy law.

"Stephen's extensive experience in environmental, energy law and policy and telecommunications regulatory, compliance and transactional matters will further strengthen our ability to advise our clients on issues important to them," said Rich Gold, head of the firm's Public Policy and Regulation practice.

Humes's addition to the New York office follows that of Fred Bass and John Dadakis who both joined within the past several months.

Bill Honan, Executive Partner of the firm's New York office stated: "We are committed to strengthening and growing the New York office. Stephen is the first of several attorneys we plan to add to the New York office in 2011. We are delighted that Stephen has joined us."

Humes co-founded and authored a climate law blog: His commitment to pro bono and community service includes serving as the Board President for Rebuilding Together Hartford, Inc., where he assists low income Hartford homeowners. He also has volunteered to handle pro bono cases for the Pro Bono Partnership in White Plains, New York, where he represents under-represented civil organizations on matters ranging from incorporation and by-law preparation to 501 (c)(3) status issues. Most recently, Humes was the only privately practicing attorney asked by the Connecticut Governor to serve as a volunteer on the Connecticut Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council, which made recommendations for legislative, regulatory and policy adoption to help the state attract and support the next generation of plug-in electric vehicles.

Humes has represented clients before state and federal environmental and energy regulatory agencies in the Northeast, including Connecticut, New York and New Jersey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Humes received his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and his J.D. from Quinnipiac College School of Law.

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